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This year was a wakeup call, or should have been, for anyone paying attention to the Oscar race. On the one hand, you had a good many films about men where the women were fashioned as shoehorns, helping to guide ...
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There are always complaints about the Oscar race – the choices are too narrow, the pundits don’t do a good enough job of keeping the options as open as possible, the movies are too boring, the movies are too independent, ...
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Hilary Swank gives one of the best performances of the year in Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman. During the festival circuit it couldn’t quite catch a break. It screened opposite the first Birdman screening in Telluride and against the Selma/American ...
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There has never been a more scarce lineup for Best Actress than there is right now in 2014. While there might be plenty of opportunities for women to stand behind, prop up and otherwise be there to make sure the ...
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Revisionist westerns in the modern age take a much darker view of the “white man’s” participation in the migration out west than the earlier westerns did. Maureen O’Hara, who will be honored this year with an honorary Oscar starred in ...
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Tommy Lee Jones’ bleak expression of our land rape out west is one of the best films of 2014. No, it doesn’t fit into any category, particularly, and it didn’t light the critics on fire at Cannes but it is, to ...
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by Jazz Tangcay Will 2015’s Best Actress race be The Year of the Redhead? It’s only July and some might consider it a bit too early to be making any predictions about who’s going to win, but we can’t help ...
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As we head into another Oscar season you’ll see an array of representations of male characters of all ages and walks of life. Old, young, fat, thin, handsome, unattractive – you name it, they never run out of stories to ...
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Written, directed by, and starring Tommy Lee Jones. The story here is Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank as prairie folk escorting three insane women across the frontier from Nebraska to Iowa. As disappointed as it may be to see ...

From Conviction, Tony Goldwyn talks to Betty Anne Waters about casting Ms. Swank in the lead: Casting Hilary Swank for Conviction from sashastone on Vimeo.
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It was just announced that Darren Aronofsky, Hilary Swank, Robert Duvall and Focus Features’ James Schamus will all be presented with a Career Tribute award at the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards‚Ñ¢ on Monday, November 29th at Cipriani Wall ...

Nikki Finke wonders aloud about why Fox Searchlight has taken the plunge again on a Hilary Swank project, which re-teams director Tony Goldwyn and screenwriter Pamela Grey (who last worked together on the Diane Lane female fantasy pic, a Walk ...

This year, especially in the Best Actress category, it feels like there are more true-ish stories being told than fictional ones. Manohla Dargis points this out in her article on all of the dead women being revived this year: For ...

Ray Bennett at the Hollywood Reporter gives the film a rave: LONDON — Freckle-faced, prairie-voiced and fiercely independent, Hilary Swank’s depiction of aviator Amelia Earhart in Mira Nair’s biographical film “Amelia” is of a high order. It ranks with recent ...

This Hulu vid of Conan O’Brien is the full thing, with ads and all. You’ll eventually get to Meryl Streep. Streep is probably looking at another Oscar (16th?) nod for Julie & Julia, unless the field is over-crowded. So far, ...

The pics that were requested to be taken down by Fox at film-releases.com have resurfaced, this time on Slashfilm.

JustJared has posted some snaps of Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart as she wanders Toronto. She has shaved her eyebrows, which is all she really had to do to look just like the aviation goddess. Richard Gere, who stars along ...

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